- About Me
- Collecting used model diecast vehicles
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- Diecast Restoration
- Tri-ang, Spot-On, fiat Multipla restoration
- Budgie Bedford TK’s
- Matchbox Lotus Europa born again
- Merlin A100, diecast jeep restoration
- Audi Quattro
- Commer ice cream van restoration
- Quick Fix #1
- Aston Martin DB7 refurbishment
- Corgi, Mercedes Pullman 600 renovation
- Removing Corgi diecast wheels
- Quick fix #2
- Removing Chrome from plastic parts
- Saico BMW repair
- Quick Fix #3
- Replacing, Matchbox Superfast axles
- Matchbox MG 1100 restoration
- Budgie, Motorway coach restoration
- Bburago, Prima Giugiaro, restoration
- Corgi Rover SD1, restoration
- Matchbox Daimlar ambulance restored
- Majorette Renault 4 restoration
- Matchbox K6 pick-up truck repair
- Diecast restoration tools & equipment
- Franklin Mint 1930 Duesenberg J Derham Tourster custom repaint
- Quick fix #4
- Corgi Ford Thunderbird, restoration
- Modellers paint stripping guide
- Quick Fix #5
- Recent diecast renovations & conversions
- Taking pictures & dioramas
- Customs and Conversions
- Tanzara Pickup
- VW trailer project
- Custom Dinky Hudson led sled
- Matchbox Faun Crane to Pickfords heavy mover conversion
- Husky, Ford F-series custom conversion
- Corgi Commer Karrier, with a twist
- Salvaged from scrap
- Corgi, Chevrolet Astro 1
- Corgi Ford Thames pick-up project
- Matchbox Faun crane to Maz 537 conversion
- Matchbox Dodge generator truck project
- Wargames vehicle projects
- Plastic & metal kits
- Scenery & buildings
- Trains and railway layouts
- Tri-ang Hornby track type history
- DCC wiring for model train beginners
- My model railway projects
- Triang low loader conversion
- Gn15 narrow gauge, model railway
- My model railway projects, buildings and scenery
- The layout
- Model railway, renovations and conversions
- Knightwing shunter projects
- Featured pages
- Scale figures & wargames
- Robo Gear
- Orc’s & Goblins
- Knights & Castles
- 1:21 scale, Eaglemoss, Doctor Who figures
- 1:32 and 1:35 scale figures
- Action figures
- Making stickers and decals
- A question of scale
- Pressed Steel toys, restoration and collecting
I met Jabba though his work as a modeller and first saw what he did on Ebay, after a few short discussions he agreed to share some of his work with our website, therefore we have given Jabba his own page. this is an on going project and will continually be updated as pictures become available.
I found his work not long after I did my own article here on banger racers and whereas I used old bent cars and hand painted them, Jabba has gone to much greater lengths of spraying them, and to re-create roll bars, the single seats, even with harnesses, an original and faithful replica of what banger racing is all about and spends his spare time at the tracks in Kings Lynn UK.
Not only that but further down the page you will find some stunning conversions and again the attention to detail is amazing, I will leave you with Jabba’s work all described in his own words.
If you like what you see you can contact Jabba direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find him on Ebay under awes1234
All models have stripped out interiors with H frame roll cages, number plates added to roofs and realistic damage.
Blue and red Matchbox Renault 5
Purple and red Corgi 1/32 scale Ford Sierra, rebuilt interior.
Black Corgi Juniors Ford Sierra
Red and Yellow “damaged” Corgi Ford Escort.
Powder Blue Majorette Merc Limo
Blue, pink and gold Corgi Nova
Green and Blue Matchbox Sterling – rebuilt look.
Green and yellow Matchbox Ford Sierra XR4i, heavily ground shell, Corgi wheels and custom bump bars.
Purple and white Matchbox Ford Cortina – white wheels.
1/24 scale Burrago Ford Capri DTM
Body stripped and repainted Ford Artic Blue and lacquered.
Details picked out using Matt black, window surrounds, vents and handles.
Bonnet made removable due to damaged arm.
Engine bay redone by adding battery, leads and repainting.
Interior changed from racer by adding extra seat, carpeting throughout, red harnesses on seats, dashboard dials detailed in, door cards covered to match carpet. Windows polished.
Rear bay redone by painting fuel tanks aluminium and then clear red. Roll cage was painted silver.
Lights redone and were re-painted using clear red and orange over silver. I also added side indicators.
Custom exhaust system added giving twin tail pipes.
Wire spoke wheels and low profile tyres added.
Mounted on original Burrago plastic plinth.
Decal number plates finish it off.
1/24th Scale Bburago BMW M3
This model was converted from a standard Bburago M3.
I stripped the shell down and gave it some grey primer, 2 coats of Ford Tonic paint and 2 coats of lacquer.
The interior was dis-assembled and modified to include carpets, leather seats, parcel shelf mounted amp, dash mounted DVD screen and rear sub speakers.
The shell was detailed with matt black paint for window surrounds, handles and vents.
The wheels were purchased and are a Lexus design with low profile tyres.
All the lights were re-painted using clear red and orange over silver. I also added side indicators.
All BMW decals were re-applied along with an AC Schnitzer one on the boot.
The spoiler is from a Mitsubishi Evo 8 and was sprayed to match the car colour.